Condolence From: Axel Klein, Munich, Bavaria / Germany
Condolence: Birgit, my wife, Julia, our daughter, and me got known to Mark at a visit to the Burnetts in 2007. Birgit and Kathy were exchange students during their school times and they did not meet again until that visit.
Besides all the wonderful family members we met I was deeply impressed by the personality of Mark. It is incredible how fast he gave us the feeling of being friends since decades. Apart from the wonderful canoeing tour the family took us to I remember the talks to Mark very lively. For example his saying "It's all about practice!" made it's way into our family vocabulary. He promised us a very good whiskey, not the ordinary one, but the good one from the top of the cupboard.
Mark, now we need to postpone this drink to another time and location. Rest in peace.
Condolence From: Kim Fidler, Reading, PA
Condolence: I had the great pleasure of working with both Mark and Kathy during my time at McGraw Hill in the Social Studies Department. Mark will be truly missed, his overwhelming enthusiasm in everything he loved was very contagious! Kathy and Jack, my heart breaks for you.
Condolence From: Patricia Pikor, Westerville, OH
Condolence: I didn't know Mark. I just wanted to say how beautiful his obituary is, and to extended Deepest Sympathy to his family and friends. He is still very much around you--just changed physical address. Talk to him out loud and Welcome his visits.
Condolence From: The Peters Family, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: It is difficult to describe the incredible impact Mark had on our family. From the time Brian became friends with Jack he thought of Mark as a second father. He taught us all how to be caring, honest, & have an incredible sense of humor. His story telling ability is unmatched, and what he has done for our family is impossible to describe. Mark is forever loved by so many, and may he Rest In Peace.
Condolence From: Lynn and Mark Dembski, Pickerington, OH
Condolence: We will forever be grateful to Mark for taking priceless photographs of our son when he was in Neonatal Intensive Care for several months. We will also miss Mark's warmth, humor, and generally good company. He made a difference in many, many lives.
Condolence From: Kelli Drummer-Avendano, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: I had the great pleasure of working with Mark in the World Languages Department at McGraw-Hill. He had the best smile, the kindest words, and, yes, the funniest stories. I know he will be missed by many.
Condolence From: Patty Cohan, Dublin, OH
Condolence: The image above says it all. Mark died way to young.
Condolence From: Cheryl Csepke, Houston, TX
Condolence: Mark was a wonderful man, husband, son and father and brother-in-law. He made my sister happy and raised wonderful sons. His laugh and humor was infectious and he will be missed by many. I believe his stories will live on and make get togethers reasons to hold on to him and his memory. Mark was taken too soon leaving heavy hearts grieving his loss. I love you, RIP!❤